14 July 2020. COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call for Food System Change in Africa. A conversation with the African Union and Food Sovereignty Activists (AFSA) from all sub-regions of Africa.
AFSA Chairperson Dr Chris Macoloo (Kenya) asked following questions to representatives from the African Union Commission and activists from across the continent:
- What guidance is the African Union giving to member states, and to what extent is it working?
- Where are African people getting their food? How are the markets systems coping?
- What is the situation of women and young people?
- What is the impact on pastoralists and their livestock?
- What is the situation north of the Sahara?
- Where do we see the role of the industrial food system in the COVID crisis?
- What are the implications for food sovereignty?
- What is happening to support the transition to agroecology?
- Dr Laila Lokosang CAADP Adviser Food and Nutrition Security @Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
- Josephine Atangana Expert in gender and entrepreneurship @Platform of Farmers' Organizations of Central Africa (PROPAC)
- Omar Aziki A trade union activist in the agriculture sector. @North African Network for Food Sovereignty
- Charles Dhewa - Knowledge Transfer Africa, Zimbabwe
- Mariama Sonko - We are the solution West Africa